The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. For specific details about cases listed,… Read more

The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more

Just before the St. Helens High School graduation at the Columbia County Court House Friday afternoon, June 5, a loud 'thump' could be heard along S. 1st Street, just west of the court house. Read more

The 50-foot tall, red Scappoose Peace Candle is a familiar sight for many Columbia County residents as they move along Highway 30 through Scappoose every day. Read more

Under normal conditions at this time of the year, River City Speedway would be bustling with race car drivers, pit crew members and avid stock car racing fans anticipating the 36th year of motorsports action at the Columbia County Fairgrounds facility in St. Helens. Read more

Fire crews across Columbia County often use live fire exercises for critical skill building to best prepare them for whatever challenges they may face in their line of duty. Read more

In the May 19 Primary Election, Columbia County voters will cast their ballots for Columbia County Circuit Court, District 19, Position 3. The Chronicle reached out to the three candidates with three specific questions. Read more

While the St. Helens City Council is embracing plans to provide community showers for the homeless, it is not endorsing a local park restroom shower facility for the effort. Read more

Seniors tossing their caps into the air has been the tradition at most graduation ceremonies, including those at St. Helens High School over the years, but the 2020 graduation will have seniors following a more creative and health safety path as they graduate in early June. Read more